Turkish PM threatens to sue US diplomats over leaked claims
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Ergenekon is the name of an alleged gang accused of plotting to overthrow the government in 2003 and 2004. ?One billion dollars
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) ? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Wednesday reacted furiously to claims in a leaked U.S. State Department memo that he has money in Swiss bank accounts and said U.S. diplomats should be punished for allegations he branded as lies and gossip
Sarkozy opposes “70 mln Muslims” in Europe: WikiLeaks
… Turkey’s European Union accession process right after his election in 2007, confidential US diplomatic cables made public by website WikiLeaks reveal.
Learning What Officials Really Think, Via WikiLeaks
Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmed Davutoglu, says he didn’t recognize himself in the cables. One described him as being “exceptionally dangerous” with
The massive release of confidential US diplomatic cables by online whistleblower WikiLeaks has led to a commotion in Turkey just as is the case around the
Sunday, 24 May 2009, 06:23
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 ISLAMABAD 001118
EO 12958 DECL: 05/23/2019
TAGS PGOV, PREF, EAID, MOPS, PHUM, MARR, PREL, PK, TU
SUBJECT: TURKISH AMBASSADOR: THEIR TRILATERALS, FRIENDS,
NATO, IDP AID, AND NAWAZ
Classified By: Anne W. Patterson for reasons 1.4 (b), (d).
1. (C) Summary: The Ambassador, accompanied by EmbOffs, met May 20 with Turkish Ambassador Soysal and other Turkish counterparts. The Turkish Embassy, which has taken on a coordinating role for NATO in Pakistan, advocated greater cooperation with the U.S. vis-a-vis Pakistan. Soysal described Turkey’s own trilateral meetings with Afghanistan and Pakistan. He thought the Af-Pak relationship had improved since the February 2008 elections and credited Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in particular for this “geographic sensitivity.” While Turkey hoped their trilaterals would result in cooperative programs, the real objective was increased trust and transparency between the two neighbors. The trilaterals had matured past joint statements; decisions on specific projects needed to be implemented for the meetings to be worthwhile, Soysal said. Encouragingly, the three countries had already conducted a number of joint training on a range of subjects. Soysal agreed that the “Friends of Democratic Pakistan” initiative should not morph into a donors forum, despite the GOP predilection. He believed a strong secretariat, along the lines of a task force model, was needed to ensure the initiative’s policy success. NATO could also contribute to Pakistan’s development, sponsoring education initiatives and professional exchanges.
Here lies the dilemma that faces the world?s powerful states like America: The modern world they pretty much invented has started to challenge them
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Cablegate impact on Turkish politics remains low so far
WikiLeaks cables might have caused quite a stir in the world, but none of the information released so far has proven damaging for Turkey.
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The Enemy of My Frenemy ?
More, Sinirlioglu claimed that Turkey’s diplomatic efforts to pull Syria out of Iran’s orbit were gaining traction. ?A shared hatred for Saddam [Hussein]